Last updated: 2023-04-04 13:40

The FAIR portal of healthdata.be (https://fair.healthdata.be) is an open-data platform based on the DKAN open-source component on top of the open-source Drupal CMS (Content Management System). FAIR is an acronym of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable and originates from academics and private stakeholders that came to the conclusion that a minimal set of guiding principles and practices would help them to more easily discover, access, appropriately integrate and re-use, and adequately cite, the vast quantities of information being generated by contemporary data-intensive science.

The FAIR principles guide healthdata.be in its ambition to facilitate the re-use of the patient registries and administrative databases in Belgium. Off course with respect for the privacy of the patient, the healthcare professional and the medical confidentiality. With the FAIR portal healthdata.be provides an overview of existing databases with Belgian health and health care related data and aims to steadily make this data discoverable and available to the public to increase public health knowledge.

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